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Life Skills among Adolescents: A Study of Sangrur District of Punjab


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1 Department of Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
     

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Life skills are the abilities for adaptive and Positive behaviour that enables the individual to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the incidence of life skills in a random sample of 300 adolescents from Sangrur district of Punjab. Life skills scale by Sharma (2003) was used to measure life skills among adolescents. The descriptive statistics revealed that adolescents in the sample possess an above average level of life skills. The results oft-test revealed non-significant gender differences in life skills among adolescents. However, significant differences were observed in life skills among adolescents in terms of location, type of school, caste and across high and low levels of academic achievement. Implications of the results are discussed.

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Life Skills, Adolescents
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Dalvir Singh
Department of Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Jagpreet Kaur
Department of Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Abstract


Life skills are the abilities for adaptive and Positive behaviour that enables the individual to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the incidence of life skills in a random sample of 300 adolescents from Sangrur district of Punjab. Life skills scale by Sharma (2003) was used to measure life skills among adolescents. The descriptive statistics revealed that adolescents in the sample possess an above average level of life skills. The results oft-test revealed non-significant gender differences in life skills among adolescents. However, significant differences were observed in life skills among adolescents in terms of location, type of school, caste and across high and low levels of academic achievement. Implications of the results are discussed.

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Life Skills, Adolescents